Rosh HaAyin Community Forest


  • Area-

  • Municipality-

    Rosh HaAyin Municipal Council
  • Schedule-

    This is an ongoing project, which started in 2020
  • Accessibility-

    The site is fully accessible

The Rosh HaAyin Community Forest, which spreads on an area of about 262.5 acres, is at the feet of the Samaria Mountains, on the eastern edge of the Israeli coastal plain. The forest is a green strip at the northern part of the city of Rosh HaAyin, near the city's new neighborhoods: Giva'at Hasla'im, Giva'at Tal and Neve Afek. KKL-JNF started planting the forest in 1976.

The forest is an attractive site for travelers. It contains archeological sites, flowers, and several spots overlooking Samaria and the coastal plain. Along the main road, KKL-JNF has built several parking lots for picnics.

Over the past few years, with the encounragement of KKL-JNf, a community forest activity started in the site, aimed at making the community involved in maintaining the forest. As part of this activity, a group of volunteer "forest trustees" began nurturing and providing guidance in the forest. In collaboration with the municipal council, community members and schools, walking, jogging and navigation trails were established, and community events are organized in the site.

Horvat Dayar. Photograph: Yaakov Shkolnik